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Does your model have a HI temp wash button and a heated dry button on it?
Thanks for taking my question.
The model has "Hi-temp scrub" option which I don't use.
It also has a "Energy saver dry" option which I don't use (the default is heated dry).
A few more details: the dishwasher is 11 years old, new motor from 3 years ago, with built-in garbage disposal. No signs of water or a clog as far as I can see.
This seems to run a diagnostic test. The lights flashed 88, then went through 10 to 1, running different functions of the dishwasher. It took a few minutes, spending a minute or so at 3 and 2 (filling water, draining - so it seems). I didn't see or hear anything suspicious, warning beeps, or anything else on the display. Once it finished, the display went blank. The dishwasher is now again dry.
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Sorry, it didn't help. I started the normal cycle 30 minutes ago. It's now stuck again in 46 minutes. The lights on indicate "Sensing/Soak" and "Water Heating". I haven't opened the door, but in the past when I did it felt pretty hot - so the heat element is working. Perhaps the thermostat is malfunctioning? Any other idea how to proceed?
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Is this the same part as the following?
I got the part but having problems installing it. To get there, I followed the instructions at http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/How_To_Repair_Dishwashers/KitchenAid_Repair/Chopper_Replacement up to step 16. I can see the thermister peeping out of the large plastic cover, but I don't know how to remove the cover and get to the thermister. The only screw I saw was for the chopper cover (I removed it). How do I pull up the big plastic plate? Are there any hidden screws there that I don't see?
So is it something I can do myself? Do I need to pull out the dishwasher, tilt it and replace it, or call a professional at this stage?
Found it, replaced it, ran the dishwasher - no change - it still gets stuck when heating water (this time it was stuck on "70" for 15 minutes before I stopped it). I double checked the thermister is properly connected. Is it possible the new one is faulty as well? Or is it another problem?